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Indians Promote Jason Phillips

May 18, 2003

CLEVELAND (AP) _ The Cleveland Indians purchased the contract of right-hander Jason Phillips from Triple-A Buffalo and designated right-hander Jerrod Riggan for assignment Sunday.

Phillips went 6-0 with a 2.70 ERA at Buffalo. Signed by Cleveland as a minor-league free agent in 2001, Phillips went 1-3 with a 4.97 ERA in eight games with the Indians in 2002. He had right elbow surgery in September.

Riggan, acquired in the deal that sent All-Star Roberto Alomar to the Mets two years ago, was hit hard in two outings with Cleveland this season. He gave up seven hits and four runs in four innings after being recalled Tuesday from Buffalo.

Riggan went 2-1 with a 7.64 ERA in 29 games, all in relief, last season with the Indians. He allowed 53 hits in 33 innings.

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